Original Music in a Virtual World

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The O R I G I N A L S

Featuring on May 30th –  Tuesday

8am Winston Ackland

8:30am Pol Arida

9am Joe Paravane

9: 30 am The Vinnie Show

All this at Commune Utopia

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Live ORIGINAL music is alive in Second life daily!

This is my favorite aspect of Second life, going to hear live music in a virtual world.

Such a great way to hear so many talented people. Musicians often have studios in their homes and will stream their practice sessions or shows into Sl.

What a wonderful way to get your original music globally played.

People from all over the globe log into Second life to catch shows all day long.

I really enjoy unwinding after work with a live performance escaping into the creativity of many musicians.

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Winston Ackland isn’t new to the music scene playing for over 20 years.

His musical career bridged Sl and Rl when his cover of  “Lithium” was used in The 20th century Fox film “Marley and Me” and again when Winston’s cover of “Psycho Killer” was used in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Winston’s Newest project is a collaboration between friends called Wonderland Diner.

Winston on Bandcamp
Winston aka Bruce lash on Cd baby

Bruce lash On Last Fm

I interviewed Winston here  in 2015

Pol Arida‘s `Hammer` Guitar style is widely regarded as unique, where the guitar is hit hundreds of times per minute to produce a multi-instrument sound.

The Hitchcock of songwriting” Nick Cave
“One of the most unique Guitarists on the planet” NME
“out on his own as a songwriter” BBC Radio
“Pain in the Ass” His Mum
“When all around us appears false then the only thing left is to think.” POL

Pol on the web
Pol on You Tube

JOE PARAVANE ( Joe Rizzo)
San Francisco bay area singer songwriter ‘ Joe Paravane’ sings & performs acoustic finger-picking guitar mixing folk, rock, delta & ragtime styles.

All acoustic, no backing tracks, all live. Gibson J200 acoustic guitar with top of the line Neumann vocal microphone through warm tube preamps with professional studio sound quality and mix.

Joe also performs as a duo, trio and quartet all acoustic streamed live from his California studio. He performs with one of the real-life members of the Jerry Garcia Acoustic band, a stand up acoustic bassist and percussionist.
Joe on the web

My Blog Post about Joe

The Vinnie show was Winner of 2016 Avi choice for Favorite Acoustic and Original songs.

The Vinnie Show delivers you an hour of complete entertainment. Vinnie pours his heart and soul into every song and Live performance …. hoping to give something to each person in the audience.

The Vinnie Show is all about having fun together!

The Vinnie Show on Flickr

VInnies gigs – Google Calendar

Come on by Commune Utopia in Second Life

and Listen to some amazing musicians!

 thanks for stopping by

~ owl

The Winston Ackland Video is By Fuchsia NightFire

The Pol Arida Video is by POL

The Joe Paravane Video is by Robert69 Little

The Vinnie show Video By Robert69 Little

*Robert has many amazing videos saving the sounds of so many Second life Musicians I am so thankful he has kept this history for us all.

 

 

Pillow Talk – Red Flags

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Red Flags

Come to Pillow Talk Saturday May 20th @ 12pm
Our topic this time is Red Flags

“We all have these experiences when looking back we thought

” I should have seen this coming”

Often there where warning signs we overlooked.

What are lessons you learned from these experiences?

What for you is a Red Flag while dating in Second Life.

Let’s learn from one another and get wiser!”

This event is organized by Friends & Lovers

hosted at Commune Utopia

Here is your teleport to the meet up 

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My Red Flags for any situation is deceit.

If I feel like I am lied to or if I am lied to that is a huge huge red flag.

If someone misrepresents themselves to me I consider that a Red Flag.

Hiding things from me is a Red Flag communication is key.

For everything I try to listen with my body and mind.

Being mean is also a red flag.

In Second life trust is huge.

The layer of anonymous offers a sense of security.

Often the space of being anonymous opens us to reveal more of our selves on a personal level opening up to express things we hold back.

The freedom of expression and action in Second life can be enlightening.

With focus and insight, it is possible to work through issues that have held you back in life and knowing yourself.

Come on by Pillow Talk and join the discussion!

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Below are a few interesting or helpful links.

Caring Unlimited – Domestic abuse Red Flags

10 Relationship Red Flags – Psychology today

Red flags for a toxic Poly Relationship on Feral attraction blog

Intuition

Thank you

~ Owl

Jealousy & Compersion

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Come to Pillow Talk Saturday May 6th @ 12pm

Our topic this time is Jealousy and Compersion.

Join the conversation about

 strong emotional feelings and joy in a loved one’s happiness.

Listen and hear how other folks deal with similar emotions.

Voice or type

This event is organized by Friends & Lovers

hosted at Commune Utopia.

Here is your teleport to the meet up

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What is Compersion

Simple definition feeling joy in your loved one’s happiness with other people.

What is Jealousy

Simple definition feeling uncomfortable due to someone else being with your lover.

above video is from Conor McMillen and Brittany Taylor on their channel about inspiring authentic relationships,

This is sure to be an interesting and lively discussion.

I do hope you can come by and participate or listen.

I was going to ramble on with my experiences and thoughts but then realized I will save it for the pillow talk meet up.

See you there!

~ owl

blog posts I read for better understanding of compersion

caught in the cogs

huffington post

smarter love blogspot

polyamory diaries

The O R I G I N A L S

Commune Utopia presents:

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The O R I G I N A L S

April 25th

8 am The Vinnie Show

8:30 am Pol Arida

9 am Whirli Placebo

9:30 am Lazarus Doghouse

 

The O R I G I N A L S

is a show case of Second life’s live original songwriters.

Yes!

These musicians are performing in second life,

writing as well as performing their own music.

These talented musicians share their heart soul and experience with us.

Original music and talented performers are alive and playing in Second life.

Come on out and give a listen!

You can find all of these musicians on

INDIESPECTRUM RADIO

 or Second Life @  http://indiespectrum.com:9000

Indiespectrum Radio plays SL Musicians Original Music 24/7

you can request songs in real time via the website!

33074282654_3d0e5feedf_oTHE VINNIE SHOW

Winner of 2016 Avi choice for Favorite Acoustic and Original songs. The Vinnie Show delivers you an hour of complete entertainment. Vinnie pours his heart and soul into every song and Live performance …. hoping to give something to each person in the audience.

The Vinnie Show is all about having fun together!

The Vinnie Show on Flickr

VInnies gigs – Google Calendar

Video and Music by Vinnie

POL ARIDA

Critically acclaimed RL songwriter.

He is mad, bad, thumping, screaming & without a doubt one of the most original & talented artists playing second life.

From Scotland, this highly original musician has a stage presence to widen the eyes…and that’s not even his excellent songs, which have words to make you think & cry.

Pol is a songwriting genius his music touches deep making you think and feel!

Check out POL’s great music and videos online @ http://polarida.com

Music and Video by Pol

WHIRLI PLACEBO

Quirky, eclectic. Original songwriter; Whirli Placebo 50% original, 51% WTF!

Whirli has been called “a slinky – toy of circles and curli-cues bouncing between fact and fiction and always fun.”

In 2015 Whilri was voted The Avi Choice winner for Original Song Artist.

Whirli’s you tube channel

http://www.whirliplacebo.com

Facebook

Music by Whirli -Video by Fushia Nightfire

LAZARUS DOGHOUSE

Lazarus brings to Second Life many years of Real Life music experience.

He grew up in the south with an eagerness and passion for music.

Lazarus sings and plays what he knows and feels from his heart.

He shares his stories and own view of life through his music.

Find Lazarus’s group on facebook

Music and Video by Laz

Thank you for reading

come on by and enjoy listening to these creative talented sl musicians.

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~owl

 

 

 

 

Virtual Relationships

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Virtual Relationships

The word Virtual is an adjective its meaning has evolved with technology’s advance in our world. One Virtual definition is being in effect but not in fact or name or close to but not quite something. A new definition describes virtual as existing or occurring on computers or on the Internet.

Close to but not quite something would imply that a virtual relationship isn’t real. I would disagree with this in many ways, your experience of something you believe is always real. An emotional exchange can have the same effects on the psyche in virtual space as in physical space. Sharing time, love, humor and fun virtually can exude warmth and connection even virtually.

Friendships and romantic relationships have been and are more frequently being forged virtually. In some ways, a virtual relationship requires more thought and effort as subtle visual cues are nonexistent. In some ways, more open in communication possibly due to the illusion of protection or distance may make it easier to share deeper feelings and thoughts.

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Alexia Paragorn  has put together a Second life meet up

PILLOW TALK

April 1ST 12pm slt

@ Commune Utopia in Second Life

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Pillow Talk

An intimate conversation about Love, Sexuality and Relationships

One of the most fascinating things within our virtual world are the connections we make with others, often we meet people we would not easily encounter in our regular lives or experiment with lifestyle choices and relationship styles.

Building friendships and love relationships on a virtual base has many benefits and also, its own unique challenges. With the freedom to explore our desires many more options open up to us and we are able to learn about ourselves and grow as individuals and gain beautiful experiences.

We would like to talk about all sorts of topics this brings up, have a discussion and an exchange of experiences and perspectives.

Let’s connect on a more intimate level, we invite you to join us

Commune Utopia Pillow Talk Location

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Pillow Talk Facebook 

Commune Utopia On the web

This is Bound to be an interesting deep and enlightening chat do come join us!

More of my thoughts  on this subject I blogged Love Virtually

♡ ~owl

  • *above photos by Owl Flyer by Alexia

This takes place in the virtual world of Second Life.

You can sign up for free on the Second life website here.